TRAVEL IN ARUSHA
Tanzania’s northern region of Arusha is home to the country’s third largest city, known as a multicultural and international African hub. It is the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and Mount Meru, making it a popular destination for gung-ho travelers seeking experiences in Tanzania’s great outdoors. Within the city of Arusha you can waltz through local markets like the Cultural Heritage craft mall, Kilombero Market or Soko Kuu, and have meaningful shopping experiences at the Maasai Women Fair Trade Center, which supports over 5,000 entrepreneurial women, using profits to ensure adequate education for their children. The city is referred to as ‘the center of Africa,’ with a famous clock tower making the halfway point between Cairo and Cape Town. From here you can explore the energetic nightlife offered within Arusha’s central hub, attempting to compete with the serious dancefloor talent and deep sense of rhythm of so many local people. Though the population of Arusha is less than half a million, there are many museums on offer here. Visit the Maasai Market Curios and Crafts, National Natural History Museum, and German Boma, finishing by admiring the immense beauty of the country’s national stone at the Tanzanite Experience. Each day you can salute the sun to cuts of nyama choma barbecued meats and sips of Kilimanjaro Premium Lager - a trip here is scarcely complete without sampling the country’s brew. Prepare your mind, body and soul for an enriching travel experience, this Tanzanian country will leave you wanting to see so much more of this incredible continent.